September 2013

ACEP13 (formerly Scientific Assembly) kicks off Oct. 14 in Seattle

Here’s what WA-ACEP members should know before they go:

  • Host Chapter Ribbons: WA-ACEP members should receive a green “host chapter” ribbon when they check in. If you don’t, please see the registration desk or contact
  • WA Chapter Reception: Oct. 14 at the Space Needle from 5:30-9:30 pm. RSVP through the Evite website or contact
  • Add to your schedule: Is There Evidence for Medical Marijuana? Blowing Through the Smoke Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 10-10:50 am featuring WA-ACEP Board Members Drs. Stephen Anderson and Enrique Enguidanos.
  • WA-ACEP Board Member Darin Neven will be one of the featured presenters at Effective Approaches to Addressing Patients with Substance Use Disorders in the Emergency Department: A Knowledge Exchange on Sunday, Oct. 13, just prior to ACEP13. The program runs from 8 am-5:30 pm and includes effective approaches to addressing substance use disorders. See the course’s full agenda.
  • Find out why More CME is Better and if it’s better to be Fast or Slow.


For more information about ACEP13 or to register, please click here​.

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ED Directors: Sign Up for the Emergency Medicine Leadership Summit

The state’s ED Directors are invited to attend the 8th Annual EM Leadership Summit Nov. 6 at the Seattle Airport Marriott. This year’s agenda is entitled ED Care in the Changing Health Care Environment and features several prominent speakers, including ACEP Executive Director Dean Wilkerson discussing the value of Emergency Medicine; and Mike Granovsky, MD, FACEP (at left) on Running an Effective EM Group. Dr. Granovsky is a board-certified emergency physician and certified professional coder.  As LogixHealth’s President of Coding, Dr. Granovsky continually monitors the changing ED coding environment, directly interfacing with both government and private payers to optimize our clients coding while achieving maximum compliance.

Full Agenda


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Washington Chapter ACEP. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 4.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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WA ENA Update

On August 16, the WA ENA invited WA ACEP to attend the summer quarterly State Council Meeting. In addition to discussions on WA ENA membership and administration, the meeting agenda included presentations on the care and management of mental health patients as well as violence and staff safety in the ED, including personal and poignant experiences recounted by several WA ENA members. Understanding the importance and shared relevancy of these and other emergency department issues , the officers of both the WA ENA and WA ACEP are looking forward to more frequent communication and opportunities for collaboration, including the 2013 WA ACEP ED Leadership Summit, 2014 S2S NEMA, and the 2014 quarterly WA ENA State Council Meetings.

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Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Named One of Nation’s Busiest EDs

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett-Colby Campus was ranked 26th in the nation for most emergency room visits for both admitted patients and not admitted patients.

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Mark Your Calendar

34th Annual Emergency Care Seminar
Wailea Marriott
Maui, HI
Dec. 8-13, 2013

2014 Summit to Sound
April 30-May 2
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Seattle, WA

2033 Sixth Avenue
Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98121

(206) 441-9762 ext. 3038